Michel to replace Barton at LG


Former Motorola UK and Ireland general manager Jim Michel, now global account manager for T-Mobile at LG Mobile, has been handed the role of LG UK and Ireland sales and marketing director, Mobile News understands.

Michel is understood to have accepted the role to replace outgoing sales and marketing boss John Barton, who exits April. It is unclear if he has taklen the position on an interim basis, or if he has agreed to it full-time.

It is also thought the job description has changed somewhat, though Michel is effectively to lead the manufacturer’s UK division, claimed sources.

LG, nor Michel, was available for comment.

LG Mobile is also presently without a UK head of marketing following Jeremy Newing’s exit late last year.

LG Electronics UK chief operating officer (COO) Ward Crawford has also recently left, after just 10 months in the role.